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Be Well at Work - Work/Life program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to parenting and finances . They are presented by professionals with specialized knowledge.

Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children Group

As we continue to navigate the uncertainties and transitions associated with caregiving for children and teenagers during a pandemic, this group holds space for all the challenging and joyful moments that each household experiences. With peer support and resources available, the group meets virtually on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 11 am, and is facilitated by Be Well at Work Work/Life Program Lead, Karen Patchell, MA. 
Email kpatchell@berkeley.edu to register


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Fall 2022 Parenting Workshops

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave

Thursday, September 15th, noon - 12:50 pm via Zoom

Speakers: Yvette Escobar, UCB Disability Counselor, Kristin Rissanen Ikuta , UCB Academic Personnel, Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator, Jurrisha Johnson, Leaves Coordinator


Wednesday, September 21st, 12:10 - 1 pm

(In-Person at the Staff Community Garden)

Speaker: Angela Porter, MFT, Breema Center

Join us for this in-person experiential workshop where we will learn to slow down and connect. This outdoor workshop will feature simple Breema self care exercises and moving meditation,offering nurturing and vitalizing self-care practice for unifying and balancing the energies of body, mind, and feelings.  We hope to see you here. Please come comfortably dressed and prepared for light movement activity.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work

Thursday, October 6th, 1 pm - 4:15 pm via Zoom

Speakers: Tina Benitez / Tomas Handelsman

Description coming soon.

Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave

Tuesday, October 18th, noon - 12:50 pm via Zoom

Speakers: Karen Patchell, MA., Elliott DiTusa, LPCC., Mary Kelly, MS., Greg Ryan

The transition back to work after baby bonding for both birth and non-birth parents can feel overwhelming under regular circumstances. During a pandemic, with remote work for many, it comes with even more challenges, and some opportunities. It can be filled with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations, not to mention demanding and conflicting schedules.

Join us for this virtual panel workshop focused on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, benefits and accommodations available to working parents, ergonomic strategies for multiple workstations, and self-care resources to help ease the physical and mental pressure associated with working while caregiving for a young child.

Registration information coming soon.

Conscious Co-Parenting

Wednesday, November 2nd, noon - 12:50 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Amy Kelly, MFT, The Children's Institute

 Have you ever felt like your ex-partner is not on your team when it comes to your children? Do you feel annoyed that you are forced to continue a relationship with the person who you decided to separate from because of your children? This workshop will provide concrete tools on how to communicate differently with your ex while you both stay grounded and centered.  It will help you make changes that are empirically evidenced to ultimately benefit your children.  Run by the founder of The Children’s Institute, a multi location counseling center, Amy Kelly brings expertise and insight working with diverse and unique needs of children and families throughout Northern California.

Registration information coming soon.

Fall 2022 Financial Workshops

Identify and Prioritize Your Saving Goals

Tuesday, October 11th, noon - 12:50 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Laura Crymble, Fidelity

This workshop offers effective tips and strategies to help you save for the things that are important to you, such as building an emergency fund, paying off student loans, buying a home, saving for retirement, and more.

Registration information coming soon. 

Starting Your Investment Portfolio

Tuesday, October 25th, noon - 12:50 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Kenneth Leung, Millar Financials

With so many different headline news, like Russia invasion, high inflation, supply chain issues, there are many uncertainties in the future. You have saved money for your retirement and for the unpredictable, but do you know how your money is working for you? Do you understand the stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that are hotly discussed all over the investment news? Join us for this workshop which will identify and discuss first steps to gaining basic knowledge of your investments.

Registration information coming soon. 

Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning

Tuesday, December 6th, noon - 12:50 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Laura Crymble, Fidelity

This workshop can help you learn how to determine when retirement is feasible based on projected savings and expected financial challenges in retirement. It also covers estimating how long savings may last with a solid retirement income plan. We will also learn how to develop a retirement income plan that tracks income and expenses through retirement.

Registration information coming soon.